The Covent Garden Handbook

The Covent Garden Handbook THIS HANDBOOK provides information on Covent Garden for residents, workers, visitors and businesses.

Benefits & Employment
Births, Deaths & Marriages
Housing & Building Repairs
Leisure & Recreation
Local Administration
Places of Worship
Public Utilities
Restaurants & Pubs
Senior Citizens
Under Sixteens
Emergency & Useful Numbers
Cover Art

This handbook is still available for £3.50 (including UK P&P) via the Office. Please call on 0171 836 3355 or email us on for further details. About the Covent Garden Handbook

Covent Garden, an area of around one hundred acres, lies between High Holborn, Shaftesbury Avenue, Strand, Kingsway and Charing Cross Road: The neighbourhood is divided between Camden Council and The City of Westminster. Covent Garden includes an unparalleled mix of facilities with twenty eight theatres, many specialist shops and enough lively pubs, clubs and restaurants to keep over eleven million tourists annually wined and dined and keen for a return visit. The neighbourhood has over 6,000 residents and provides employment for over 60,000 people. Facilities include two primary schools, a public library, leisure, health and sports centres and gardens; it has the highest concentration of emergency hostel accommodation in London.

The Covent Garden Community Association (CGCA), established in 1971, has worked for the long term survival of the social mix of Covent Garden and for improved facilities in the whole neighbourhood, irrespective of borough boundaries.

The CGCA is a registered charity relying on voluntary financial and practical assistance. We hope you find this handbook useful and feel inspired to join the work of the CGCA by becoming a member and offering assistance; to join please complete and return the membership form or contact our office at 21 Macklin Street, London WC2B 5NH (telephone 836 3355, facsimile 404 2820).

All numbers and information given were correct at the time of going to press. Please contact us to update any details, by completing our handbook 'update' form.